Gunman shot to death after attack on FBI building in Ohio

Gunman shot to death after attack on FBI building in Ohio

A gunman who tried to enter an FBI building in Cincinnati, Ohio, on Thursday was shot dead by officers. The man hid in a cornfield after a chase and exchanged gunfire with police, according to the New York Times on Thursday (local time). The motive for the attack was not initially clear.

The man unsuccessfully attempted to break into the FBI building on Thursday morning. He then fled north in a white vehicle, according to the FBI, according to Portal. He was wearing a protective vest during the attack. He fled to Clinton County, where he hid in a cornfield and refused to surrender. He was fatally wounded in the exchange of fire.

Police have not yet identified the dead man. Police declined to comment on the attacker’s motive at two news conferences on Thursday.

An NBC News reporter, citing two unidentified police officers on Twitter, said the suspect was present when supporters of then-U.S. President Donald Trump stormed the U.S. Capitol building in Washington on Jan. 6.

The attack came three days after federal police raided former US President Donald Trump’s Florida home. Since then, the FBI has received numerous threats online. Trump himself described the attack as politically motivated.